Jamie Redknapp lifts lid on what Liverpool fans did at Preston when news came through that West Ham United had beaten Manchester City.
West Ham fans are loving life right now. And it seems so too are their Liverpool counterparts.
David Moyes’s side are fourth in the Premier League and flying high at the top of their Europa League group with a perfect three wins from three so far – meaning they are just one victory from winning the group and making the last 16.
Now after seeing off Premier League champions Man City on penalties, West Ham have reached the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup too.
The Hammers became the first team to beat Man City in the league cup since October 2016, ending four consecutive competition wins for the Blues.
It means West Ham are in the hat for the quarter-final draw on Saturday alongside the likes of Liverpool, who beat Preston 2-0 at Deepdale.
While West Ham were putting five perfect penalties past Man City to win their tie at the London Stadium, Liverpool away following were waiting to be let out of Preston’s ground.
And speaking on Sky Sports, former Liverpool star Redknapp – son of ex West Ham player and manager Harry – revealed what Reds fans did when they heard West Ham had won the game against City.
“I think from everyone’s point of view (West Ham beating Man City is good for the competition),” Redknapp said on Sky Sports.
Jamie Redknapp lifts lid on what Liverpool fans did when news came through that West Ham had beaten Man City
“We heard it didn’t we Alex (Neil), the Liverpool fans when they heard Man City had gone out, there was a big cheer.
“Because they’ve got the best squad, they’ve got the best players…
“But it’s wide open now. I think no matter what happens Liverpool won’t take this as seriously as some because he (Jurgen Klopp) wants to win the Premier League.
“I think that West Ham and Tottenham – who haven’t won anything in an awful long time, and Arsenal as well – this is a massive opportunity for them.
“Man City going out has made it a much more level playing field for everyone right now and anybody can win it from here on in.”
After drawing Manchester United and then Man City, West Ham fans will be half expecting to be drawn against Liverpool in the quarter-finals.
But nobody will want to play West Ham with the way Moyes has this team going.
The draw takes place on Soccer AM at 10.30am on Saturday.